Jo-Ann Cindy Strauss (born February 3, 1981 in Cape Town) is a South African model, public speaker and businesswoman. In 2000, she represented her country as Miss South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico as well as at the Miss World pageant hosted at Sun City in her home country in 2001.
Beauty with brains, charm and a bit of dynamite.
New to Top Billing on SABC3
Pasella Presenter SABC2 2001 – 2005
Miss South Africa 2000
Jo-Ann Strauss is a TV host, business woman, MC and motivational speaker. Jo-Ann became Miss South Africa at the age of 19. During her reign, she was placed 6th in the Miss World pageant and in the same year, she started presenting the very successful magazine programme Pasella and has done so for 4 years. Jo-Ann Strauss has now joined South Africa’s top glamour show - Top Billing and has interviewed numerous international stars such as Donatella Versace, Elton John, Katie Melua, Roger Federer, Richard Branson, George Clooney, Antonio Banderas and Charlize Theron.
Born and raised in Cape Town, this Stellenbosch University graduate holds a B.Comm Law degree on top of her glamorous globe-trotting accomplishments, which includes:
Representing South Africa at the Miss World Pageant in Puerto Rico
Modeling alongside supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle McPherson and Helena Christensen in Barcelona for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
Participating in the Celebrity Big Brother reality show on M-Net during July 2002 to raise R2 000 000 for 5 needy South African children's charities.
Seriously against apathy, child abuse, ignorance and corruption, Jo-Ann is well known on the charity circuit and involved in Mzansi-Afrika and various business ventures and corporate social investment projects.
A beauty with brains Jo-Ann is equally at home as a speaker or MC for prestigious corporate occasions, charities and fashion events.
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